"A band whose name will soon be up in lights, whether they like it or not” - NME
“This Cambridge quartet specialise in anthems designed to fill arenas, but with a very pointed caveat
that what they do remains several proud steps away from well-worn mainstream rock” - The Guardian
“Lonely The Brave could be the biggest band on the planet. Fact.” - Rock Sound
“Fit to bursting with anthems that will keep them in festival slots for years to come” Mojo
“Lonely The Brave are simply phenomenal.” Kerrang!
Following its premiere as Rockest Record on Dan P Carter’s Radio 1 Rock Show last night, Lonely The Brave today announce the release of “Black Mire”. Marking the band’s first new material since the critically acclaimed debut album “The Day’s War” and its subsequent “Victory Edition” reissue last year, “Black Mire” is also the first chance for fans to hear their work with producer Ross Orton (M.I.A., Drenge, Arctic Monkeys). The result is an expansive, atmospheric introduction to their new sound. Retaining the strong sense of melody and lyricism that has won them such a dedicated fan base already, “Black Mire” also feels like a natural leap forward musically, from a band hitting their stride and full of confidence after nearly two years in the spotlight. The accompanying AV video, directed by Jordan Martin, features the band’s front-man David Jakes in a rare performance direct to camera.
Lonely The Brave have spent much of these last two years touring internationally and playing with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Deftones, Neil Young, Marmozets and Wolf Alice, as well as putting in unforgettable festival performances at the likes of Glastonbury, Download and, most recently, the main stage at Reading & Leeds.
The band will put out their highly anticipated second album before the summer.
Further details will be announced soon.
Upcoming live dates:
Handmade Festival – O2 Academy, Leicester – April 29th - May 1st
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Acclaimed UK rock act Skarlett Riot are thrilled to announce they will be touring the UK in February as main support to Devilskin.
Skarlett Riot join the New Zealand quartet for six shows across the country from February 18th.
Skarlett Riot ‘DIVIDE US’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvJu6TT_cpc
Skarlett Riot will release their brand new EP in 2016
“An intriguing new talent unafraid to manipulate genre barriers… Rosie Lowe’s songs draw on her varied musical background to create moments of unnerving beauty.” – The Guardian
“One of the most arresting debuts of the year… what a singer, what a find.”
– The Sunday Times
“These deliciously textured songs have depth, mystery and allure to spare.” - The Daily Mirror
“Thick with emotion and heavy with soul, this classy lament makes for a beguiling solo debut.” - NME
With a succession of critically adored tracks to her name, the London-based, Devon-born musician Rosie Lowe has emerged as one of the most hotly tipped artists around. Now Lowe is set to captivate her biggest audience to date with the February 19th release of her eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Control’.
Released on Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone label via Polydor, ‘Control’ demonstrates exactly why pioneering artists including Little Simz, The Invisible, Kwabs, Ady Suleiman, Ghostpoet and respected taste-maker Gilles Peterson have all recognized and supported her. It’s an album that breaks loose from the confinement of expected genres - you’ll hear echoes of James Blake, The Weeknd, Laura Mvula and The xx in her original synth-soul soundscapes - and Lowe’s personality is also a pivotal part of the experience.
An emerging feminist icon, ‘Control’ finds Lowe baring her soul as she explores a wealth of personal issues with devastating honesty. 'Who's That Girl' addresses the matter of some so-called friends who didn't help while she was hospitalized, and album track 'Nicole' is a plea for Rosie's best friend to leave a bad relationship.
The brutal realities of love and relationships are also a recurring theme. Recent single ‘Worry About Us’ tackles the complexities of trying to retain a relationship by someone who is plagued by insecurity; ‘I’ll Be Gone’ is an emotional plea to partner to remind her not to flee when the inevitably challenging times emerge; and ‘So Human’ underlines an acceptance that negative emotions are a vital part of the human experience. Yet as articulate and opinionated as Lowe is, she possesses a warmth and a sharp-wit that immediately allows strangers to feel like old pals
Produced by Lowe with Dave Okumu (Jessie Ware, Paloma Faith, Kwabs, The Invisible). Previous singles ‘Right Thing’, ‘Who’s That Girl?’ and ‘Worry About Us’ all feature alongside a wealth of new material.
The album will be further previewed by the new single ‘Woman’ which is defining statement of the powers of modern femininity:
“I find myself obsessing about imperfections that only I can see / And I know it’s such a waste but the pressure is getting to me,” she states, before declaring:“Why should my intellect be judged by perceptions of what I should be?”
‘Control’ will be available on digital, CD and 12” formats, with pre-orders now available from www.rosielowe.com, iTunes and Amazon. All pre-orders will be rewarded with ‘Woman, Right Thing, Who’s That Girl & Worry About us’ provided as instant grat tracks.
Rosie Lowe grew up in south Devon as the youngest of six siblings. Their father, an accomplished jazz saxophonist, encouraged them to follow creative interests and together they bonded over a shared love of music. For Rosie, a childhood love of jazz set her on a path that would dictate her future. "There's never been anything else that I've wanted to do," she asserts. "Music wasn't an option, it was a necessity."
She soon became enamoured with the leading lights of the female singer-songwriter tradition – Carole King, Erykah Badu and Joni Mitchell to name but a few. She learnt their songs then broke them apart. She analysed their lyrics. She fell in love with the art of songwriting.
It wasn't until she studied popular music at Goldsmiths, however, that she found her own sound. The breakthrough came when she ditched her instruments and focused on teaching herself production and recording techniques. She was soon approached by management and signed to Domino Publishing. London indie label 37 Adventures soon jumped on board too, and released her critically-adored, four-track debut EP 'Right Thing'.
Earlier this year, Rosie Lowe played a beguiling set within the beautiful surroundings of the St. Pancras Old Church. London In Stereo described it as “an incredibly atmospheric and enchanting performance… Lowe stands as a preacher in the centre of the stage, demanding the attention of every eye in the room.” She recently announced her full debut tour, scheduled as below, which will coincide with the release of the ‘Control’ album:
18th – Glasgow, Broadcast
19th – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
20th – Leeds, Headrow House
24th – Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
25th – London, Oslo
26th – Bristol, Louisiana
Last night the very popular singer songwriter Taylor Swift premiered her new music video for ‘Out of the Woods’ during Dick Clark's "New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest" on ABC in the USA
The video was directed by Joseph Kahn and was written and produced by Taylor Swift herself alongside Jack Antonoff. This becomes the sixth music video to be taken from Taylor's Grammy nominated "Album Of The Year" '1989' (for those who don't know, this is her birth year). The video follows ‘Shake It Off’, ‘Blank Space’, ‘Style’, ‘Bad Blood’ and ‘Wildest Dreams’.
Check out the video below.
'1989' has sold over 9.2 million copies worldwide to date, and has been certified triple platinum in the UK where it debuted at #1 on the official albums chart upon it's release and was the top selling album by an international artist in both 2014 and 2015.
Taylor Swift recently released "The 1989 World Tour LIVE" via Apple Music after wrapping up her critically acclaimed 'The 1989 World Tour' which encompassed sold out stadium and arena shows across eight countries and four continents.
Calling all Game Of Thrones addicts, season 5 vinyl official soundtrack is available now at the HBO Shop
Composer Ramin Djawadi (Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Person of Interest), who has written the music for the entire series, was once again brought in to create the musical backdrop for Season 5. The Game of Thrones (Music from the HBO® Series) Season 5 track list is as follows:
Priced at £32.99 from the HBO Shop - www.hboshopeu.com
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